Speaking My Mind

Speaking My Mind

by Tony Campolo
     
 

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Fifteen years ago, Tony Campolo's 20 Hot Potatoes That Christians Are Afraid to Touch pushed, pulled, and prodded Christians into serious consideration of controversial but critical issues related to the Christian life. Campolo challenged his more than 150,000 readers to re-think their convictions (and prejudices) and to do something about them!

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Fifteen years ago, Tony Campolo's 20 Hot Potatoes That Christians Are Afraid to Touch pushed, pulled, and prodded Christians into serious consideration of controversial but critical issues related to the Christian life. Campolo challenged his more than 150,000 readers to re-think their convictions (and prejudices) and to do something about them!

Dubbed by Christianity Today as "the positive prophet" and "a ferocious critic of Christians left and right," Campolo lives up to his reputation in this latest book examining some of today's toughest questions and issues:

  • Is evangelical Christianity anti-feminist?
  • Is our affluent lifestyle at odds with our faith?
  • Is America really in moral decline?
  • Is Islam really an evil religion?
  • Should Christian parents pull their kids out of public schools?
  • Was the war with Iraq a "just" war?

Speaking My Mind…Tony Campolo at his best.

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More than a decade ago, Campolo (sociology, emeritus, Eastern Univ.) rattled the evangelical Christian community with 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid To Touch, in which he addressed economic, foreign policy, human sexuality, and women's rights issues of import to Christians. This work covers much of the same ground. Campolo is an intelligent evangelical whose opinions are informed by a close reading of the Bible and the natural and social sciences. As such, his essays are not easy to characterize. Secular liberals will like his defense of civil rights for gays and lesbians, as well as his opposition to the war in Iraq. Religious liberals will appreciate his take on the ordination of women and the availability of salvation for all (even non-Christians). Religious conservatives will appreciate his call for celibacy for homosexual Christians and the continuing need for evangelization. While some may argue that his conclusions are contradictory, Campolo's prose is passionate, thoughtful, and eminently readable. An essential purchase for public and theological libraries. Christopher Brennan, SUNY at Brockport Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849908231
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,095,401
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.67(d)

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Tony Campolo (Ph.D., Temple University) is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, a media commentator on religious, social, and political matters, and the author of a dozen books, including Revolution and Renewal, Let me Tell You a Story, and 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid to touch.

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